Infant Room (Newborn to Walking)
Toddler Room (Walking to Potty Training)
Little Lambs Room (Potty Trained to Atrium Ready)
Sharon Campbell, Director of Children's Education, and the rest of Grace-St. Luke’s professional (and wonderful) Nursery staff, provide care for our youngest parishioners. Little ones will enjoy some quality supervised playtime during the Sunday morning worship services; 8:00 and 10:30 am. The Nursery is located downstairs, with the main entrance on Lemaster Avenue.
Children may be picked up in the Nursery prior to Communion, or at the conclusion of the service.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd—Level I
3-6 yrs. (Pre-K, JK and SK)
Location: Atrium I (Green Room)
Lead Catechist: Julie Horn
Assistant: Teresa Betts
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd—Level II
6-9 yrs. (1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade)
Location: Atrium II (Purple Room)
Lead Catechist: Pete Shearon
Assistant: Eva Loftin
Both of our Atria use the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd curriculum. This Montessori-based approach to faith formation originated in 1954 with the founding of the children’s center or ‘atrium’ in Rome, Italy. It was started by Sofia Cavaletti, a Hebrew scholar, and Gianna Gobbi, a Montessori educator.
The program is inspired by Montessori principles of education which enables the child to be self-guided in his or her enjoyment of the presence of God. In order to facilitate the young child’s experience of working in his or her own rhythm, the atrium environment is prepared with child-appropriate furnishings and activities. The children’s responses and reactions guide the development of this remarkable curriculum.
**Atrium children are encouraged to stay in their Atria through the start of the 10:30 service and continue their work until being picked up by their parents for the Eucharist.
Location: Yellow Room, Youth Space
Staff: Julie O’Bryan, Katie Ayres, & Sharon Campbell
Project Purpose explores themes that are central to our Episcopal faith through art projects. From brainstorming to finished pieces, projects involve each student’s input with guidance from the adult leaders. Our goal is to add beauty with a purpose to the GSL community. Guest speakers and artists enhance our discussions. PP will start this year exploring spiritual practice and the tools we can use to draw closer to Christ.
Project Purpose students will join their parents in Trezevant Hall after the conclusion of the Sunday School hour (approx. 10:25).
High School EYC & Confirmation
Location: The Red Door, Red Room, Youth Space
Leader: Rev. Broderick Greer & Meredith Day
This year, we will be moving the bulk of our High School EYC Fellowship from Sunday evenings to Sunday mornings from 9:30 –10:15 a.m. For these first few months, we will be reading and discussing Rowan Williams’ book Being Disciples (a companion book to Being Christian) with the Rev. Broderick Greer and Meredith Day. ALL high schoolers (both those who have already been confirmed & those who have not) are invited to attend this class. Youth will have the opportunity to talk candidly about God, the Episcopal Church, and personal faith in a friendly and inviting atmosphere. Those who have not already been confirmed, will be invited to participate in the Confirmation Service during Bishop Johnson’s visit on November 12. The class itself is not a formal commitment for Confirmation, but will be the preparation needed to make that adult affirmation of faith.